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Indian PM Modi conferred Guard of Honor

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KATHMANDU — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Guard of Honor at the VVIP lounge of the Sainik Manch, Tundikhel on Friday.

Nepal Army offered a 19-gun salute in honor of Prime Minister Modi.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu on completion of his Janakpur visit.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali received the visiting Prime Minister at the VVIP bay of Tribhuvan International Airport.

Earlier in Janakpur, visiting Indian Prime Minister witnessed Nepal’s overwhelming welcome with three 121 kgs of garlands and civic felicitation. Another civic felicitation is planned by Kathmandu Metropolitan City for Modi.

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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Modi jointly flagged off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus and inaugurated the Ramayan Circuit. Modi also pledged INR 100 crore to develop infrastructures for the same.

The visiting Indian Prime Minister will pay a courtesy call on Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun after which he will head towards Sheetal Niwas to call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will then welcome his Indian Counterpart at The Dwarika’s Hotel where both the sides will hold talks concerning matters of mutual interest.

Modi will the meet former Prime Ministers, Federal Ministers before attending a dinner reception hosted in his honour by Prime Minister Oli before calling it a day.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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